Geordi Taylor
Community EnergyEnergy EfficiencyFuels & Transportation
Geordi Taylor
Energy Policy Analyst

Geordi joined the Pace Energy & Climate Center in June 2017. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Global Energy Management from Strathclyde Business School in the United Kingdom. He is assists with our Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) work, grid modernization proceedings, and the development of microgrids in New York and the Northeast. Geordi conducts the majority of his analysis in the context of financial and economic impacts on low-to-moderate-income (LMI) families.

Prior to joining the Pace Energy & Climate Center, Geordi worked as a contractor for Bloomberg New Energy Finance primarily researching nationwide changes in Net Energy Metering (NEM) policies. He published a case-study that explored the implications of the New York REV’s initiatives on net-metered customers and how they would serve as a model for similar proceedings elsewhere.

During his graduate studies, Geordi assisted with several engineering projects to model the commercial and technical feasibility of off-grid renewable energy systems in remote areas of Scotland, and led the corresponding environmental impact assessments with his classmates. The focus of his graduate thesis was designing and modeling community distributed generation projects to circumvent unfavorable net-metering policies in Alabama, partially using existing programs that serve LMI households. In March of 2016, Geordi was the co-organizer of the EMEP Smart Grids & Future Cities conference that took place in both Glasgow, United Kingdom and Paris, France over a two-week period. The conference included keynote speakers from the French and Scottish governments, Cisco’s Future Cities Centre, and a site visit to ERDF, one of France’s grid operators. The conference also included site visits and roundtable discussions at one of Schneider Electric’s showrooms and the second largest wind farm Europe. Geordi began his career in the energy and climate space as a member of the market strategy team at a biodiesel startup. The firm’s primary aim was to construct Jamaica’s first commercial-scale biodiesel production facility relying on local resources and manpower. He supported the confirmation of numerous off-take agreements with local businesses and organizations, as well as well as private commitments for development.


RGGI States Announce Additional 30% Reductions in Emissions

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the United States’ first market-based cap and trade mechanism to reduce emissions within the nine states that participate. RGGI only applies to power generators greater than 25MW of installed capacity, and membership is optional.